The '''Bibliographical Society of America''' ('''BSA''') is the oldest learned society
in North America
dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.
Established in 1904, the society promotes Bibliography|bibliographical
research and issues bibliographical publications. It holds its annual meeting in New York City
in late January, during which time an annual address is presented by a guest speaker followed by three papers from young scholars selected as part of the society's New Scholars Program. It also sponsors lectures, an annual fellowship program, and three prizes for work published in the fields of printing and publishing history.
In addition, the society publishes the quarterly ''Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America''.
The first issue of what was then called ''The Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of America'' was published in May...